Upcoming runners 26 and 28 May 2017

Friday 26 May 2017

Race 5: Class 4 - 1200m

Horse no: 8
Time: 8.20 PM
Jockey: M NUNES (54.5kg)

Hard Spun (USA) x Iron Kogu (JPN) 4yo gelding. He seems in good order, he galloped well earlier in the week. He's drawn a nice barrier in barrier 4; on paper there are a couple of horses who will probably roll forward. If we begin nicely from our decent barrier and get into a nice spot just behind the leaders he should be able to run well - he's carrying a nice light weight and hopefully he'll be up in the finish.


Sunday 28 May 2017

Race 2: Initiation - 1400m
Horse no: 4
Time: 1.50 PM
Jockey: M RODD (56kg)

Foxwedge (AUS) x Marie Soleil (USA) 3yo gelding. James is happy with him going into the race on Sunday - he's been working well during the week. He's drawn wide again, which will make things a little tricky. From that barrier, and the first time over 1400m we will have to ride him patiently, Michael (Rodd, jockey) is good at getting into a good spot. We're really looking forward to getting him over 1400m, he's shown he wants to get over some more ground and hopefully he'll finish off the race well.


Race 8: Stewards Cup (Group 2) - 1400m
Horse no: 4
Time: 5.00 PM
Jockey: V DURIC (57kg)

Per Incanto (USA) x Sound Lover (NZ) 4yo gelding. He's in good condition, looks well, and he's a good weight. Mick Lockett, who does most of his track work, was pleased with his gallops - he's worked nicely and moved well - during the week. It's a strong race with proven group horses but we've got a nice inside barrier in barrier 1 and he should get a nice run round just behind the leader. We'll let Vlad ride from there and hopefully he'll run a good race.